Published Jan 30, 2017Talking Heads frontman David Byrne celebrated both creativity and colour guard with his Contemporary Color events in 2015. Now, the documentary that captured Byrne's grand spectacle is set to come to theatres this March.
The theatrical release of Contemporary Color, which is directed by Bill Ross and Turner Ross, will see the film hit theatres on March 3 through Oscilloscope Films. The doc was premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won awards for Best Documentary Cinematography and Best Documentary Editing.
Contemporary Color featured performances from St. Vincent, Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), tUnE-yArDs, Ad-Rock and Money Mark of Beastie Boys, How to Dress Well, Kelis, Nelly Furtado and Byrne himself.
In a statement, Byrne had this to say about the film:
Contemporary Color is an otherworldly blend of athleticism, grace, spirit, and art captured in an unbelievably electric and creative way. Watching CC isn't just watching a film, it is experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime performance that is so much more than the sum of its set list. The teams and the musicians created this glorious, inspiring thing that runs counter to much of what is happening in the world right now — and the Ross brothers were the ones to feel that and capture it. We need an antidote, and here it is. The world is better than we think it is.
Read our review of the show's 2015 performance in Toronto here and watch the new trailer for the film below.